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Dr. Bucshon Advocates for Improved Patient Access to Care in Health Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON – In a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing this week, U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), who serves as Vice Chair of the Health Subcommittee, covered a wide range of policies to improve the Medicare program for our nation’s seniors. In the hearing titled, “What’s the Prognosis?: Examining Medicare Proposals to Improve…

ICYMI: Rep. Bucshon Op-Ed Advocates Modernizing Medicare Physician Payment System

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08) along with Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (R-IA-01), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA-06), and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA-25) penned an op-ed in The Hill promoting their bipartisan legislation, Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474). In the piece, Dr.…

Rep. Bucshon, DeGette Call for Passage of VALID Act, Respond to FDA’s Proposed Rule

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08) and Diana DeGette (D-CO-01) released the statement below following the release of the FDA’s proposed rule to ensure safety and effectiveness of laboratory developed tests. “The FDA’s proposed rule to provide greater oversight of laboratory developed tests recognizes the need for…

Representative Bucshon, Kelly Celebrate the Signing into Law of Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden signed into law the bipartisan Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act (H.R. 2544), which was introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) and Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02). This critical legislation will expand the pool of entities who can contract with the U.S. Organ Procurement and…

Representatives Bucshon, Kelly Applaud Bipartisan Passage of Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

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Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act (H.R. 2544), introduced by Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) and Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02). The bill would expand the pool of entities who can contract with the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and modernize…

Rep. Bucshon Takes Legislative Action to Help Prevent Future Baby Formula Shortages

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) cosponsored the More Options for Infants and Parents Act (H.R. 8010), a bill that aims to help prevent future baby formula shortages and help to address the immediate crisis families are facing. “As a physician and a father of four children, I know just how critical it is to ensure that babies have the proper…

Reps. Bucshon and Dean Introduce Bill to Protect Healthcare Employees

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.-08) and Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.-04) introduced the Safety From Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act. This bill, which is modeled after current protections for aircraft and airport workers – like flight crews and attendants – would provide legal penalties for individuals who knowingly and intentionally…

Dr. Bucshon’s Reaction to President Biden’s State of Union Address

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.-08) released the following statement after President Biden’s State of the Union Address.   “It was important for America to hear from President Biden tonight regarding the ongoing invasion into Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The cornerstone of our Republic is freedom, which is why…

Reps. Bucshon and Bera Lead Over 245 Members in Urging Action on Looming Medicare Physician Payment Cuts that will Strain Patient Access to Care

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WASHINGTON – Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) led over 245 Members of Congress in a letter urging House Leadership to address looming Medicare payment cuts to health care providers that will further strain patient access to care. Click here to view the full letter.   “As a practicing surgeon for nearly 15 years, I believe that no doctor…